Solid Waste Management District

The HHW Center in Mishawaka will be closing for the winter starting December 11, 2018. The main HHW center is located at 828 Kerr St. South Bend IN 46601 and is open year round.  Hours 8:30-4:00 Monday-Friday, Saturday 8:00-12:00.

ATTENTION ALL ST. JOSEPH COUNTY
RECYCLING CUSTOMERS


On February 12, 2018, a public meeting was held by the Board of Directors (Board) for the Solid Waste Management District of St. Joseph County (SWMD).  With an eye on reducing costs, the Board approved that Recycling fees will now be collected as a "Special Assessment" on County Property tax rolls.  $13.50 Recycling Fee and $5.50 Hazardous Waste Fee will be collected with property taxes twice annually.  City of South Bend residents will no longer be billed on the Water Bill.  County residents will not receive paper bills.

PLEASE REMEMBER


If you currently have an "automatic payment" set-up with a bank, credit union, or credit card it needs to be cancelled.  Effective immediately, the SWMD will no longer accept cash, check, or credit card payments.  If there is a "delinquent" balance, it will be added to the tax bill.

History


The Solid Waste Management District serves all residents throughout St. Joseph County.

The District was formed in 1991 by St. Joseph County Resolution 5-97. This resolution established a District in accordance with IC 13-21-2-14.5.

The District Board is comprised of elected officials from:
  • St. Joseph County
  • City of Mishawaka
  • City of South Bend
  • Town of New Carlise

Services


The District offers comprehensive recycling, household hazardous waste (HHW), educational services to the citizens of St. Joseph County. These services include:
  • Countywide Curbside Recycling Program
  • Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Facility
  • School Education Efforts
Email - swmd@sjcindiana.com

The Solid Waste Management Staff is here to serve you, please contact us at any time.

Solid Waste Management District Documents